10 Simple, All-Natural Dog Treats
It’s obvious that all dogs like treats. But have you considered what’s contained in your pet’s favorite snack? Some dog treats are loaded with preservatives that can harm your pet’s health (for example, BHT, TBHQ, HA, Ethoxyquin, and Propyl Gallate). These added ingredients can trigger dog allergies, cause annoying skin and coat problems, and even be more detrimental than useful.
The following are ten 100% natural, healthy treats you can feed your dog, rather than feed him store-bought snacks.
A cruciferous vegetable, cabbage helps to fight cancer. Try steaming some cabbage and add it to your pet’s dinner–add only a little though, so you don’t upset his stomach or cause flatulence. Too much cabbage can cause gas.
These small fish contain lots of omega oils and are tasty. Since they’re tiny, you can feed them whole. Keep them in your freezer for a crunchy, chilly little treat.
Few things are as delicious as cooked pumpkin. Add some pumpkin to your dog’s diet for extra vitamin E, vitamin C, omega fatty acids, riboflavin, fiber, as well as a healthy amount of vitamin A. But ensure you feed him roasted/steamed pumpkin as pumpkin pie contains plenty of harmful preservatives as well as refined sugar.
This ancient grain is perfect for dogs that are sensitive to grain and is good for settling an upset stomach, just like brown rice.
Many dogs like tasty, crispy apple slices. This is all good because apples have vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, as well as pectin (solution fiber). However, get rid of the seeds and core because they contain harmful substances called cyanogenic glycosides.
Pack 1-2 baby carrots for a perfect dog treat while you’re on the move. Alternatively, you may cook the carrots and pound them into your pet’s supper for a healthy, tasty addition. You can also refrigerate some young carrots for a tasty, cool treat that’ll naturally clean your pet’s teeth. There are lots of options.
Most dogs really like cheese, making it perfect for rewarding your pet after training. But mind the calories and remember that softer, unripe cheeses are extremely likely to lead to stomach upsets.
Dried apricots are a delicious, healthy treat perfect for indulging your dog’s sweet tooth. Mind the portion size though. Dried apricots have all the nutrients contained in fresh ones but don’t have water, so only feed bits to prevent stomach upsets.
Watermelon contains a lot of lycopene, an antioxidant that maintains healthy eyes and helps to fight cancer as well.
Sweet potatoes are nutritious and tasty. They contain vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and niacin. You can serve your dog dry sweet potato treats, or steam them and add to your his supper.
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